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Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
Tucson immigration lawyer overwhelmed by influx of Title 42 cases
Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May. 17, 2022
Investigation brings new attention to atrocities of Indian boarding schools
The U.S. Interior Department has released the first volume of its investigation into federal Indian boarding schools across the country.
May. 17, 2022
Asylum-seeking family cant intervene in AZs Title 42 suit
A federal judge says an asylum-seeking family being blocked from entering the California-Mexico border cannot intervene in the Arizona-led suit trying to keep Title 42 in place.
May. 16, 2022
Federal money will help fund Tucson airports improved runway
The Tucson International Airport is getting a multimillion-dollar funding package from the Department of Transportation.
May. 16, 2022
Mexico to spend $1.2 billion on teacher raises
Mexican educators are being promised retroactive raises. To address what federal officials call inequities in pay for the country’s hundreds of thousands of educators, Mexico will spend some $1.2 billion on those raises.
May. 16, 2022
As the Title 42 debate rages on, asylum seekers in Nogales search for concrete answers
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana is expected to rule on whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can terminate Title 42 on May 23 as planned. It’s the latest in a simmering political battle over the future of the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border.
May. 16, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico
An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May. 16, 2022
Construction underway on Rocky Point solar plant
Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. The project is by far the most significant solar energy plant undertaken by the Mexican government.
May. 16, 2022
Sonora could be on track for another below average monsoon season
A low-precipitation monsoon season could have serious impacts on the state's critical agricultural sector, and could even compromise cities' ability to ensure reliable water access.
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May. 14, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas
Next month, the United States is set to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas — a gathering of leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. But Mexico’s president is threatening to boycott the meeting if the U.S. fails to invite the leaders of some other countries.
May. 13, 2022
Dolores Huerta tells the story of Si se puede
Fifty years ago, Santa Rita Hall near downtown Phoenix served as a gathering place for a pair of Latino labor icons trying to overturn a new state law stopping farmworkers from organizing. The leader who coined the phrase "Si se puede" recounted history during a Friday visit to the grounds.
May. 13, 2022
New motion seeks to end Title 42 in California and NM
A suit brought by Arizona, Texas and a host of non-border states could keep Title 42 in place for months to come. A new motion filed by an asylum-seeking family aims to end it in other border states.
May. 11, 2022
Sonora will eliminate COVID-19 mask mandate
A mask mandate implemented in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is set to be lifted.
May. 11, 2022
On Mothers Day, protesters demand justice for Mexicos missing
Tuesday was Mother’s Day in Mexico. But many mothers in the country say it’s no longer a day to celebrate with so many of their sons, daughters and other family members missing.
May. 11, 2022
Santa Cruz County sheriff: Title 42 is fueling border chaos and should end
Title 42, the pandemic protocol that allows border officers to turn away migrants and asylum seekers, continues to divide lawmakers and local leaders in Arizona. It's a public health statute regulated by the CDC, which says it’s no longer necessary and will end May 23.
May. 10, 2022
No charges for border agent who fatally shot migrant near Douglas
The Cochise County Attorney’s Office says it won’t pursue charges of a Border Patrol Agent who fatally shot a Mexican migrant earlier this year.
May. 10, 2022
More killings leave Mexican journalists disheartened
Last week, a well-known reporter was found dead in Sinaloa, followed just four days later by the shooting deaths of two reporters in Veracruz.
May. 10, 2022
This researcher is trying to restore peach trees to tribal lands
Peaches are often seen as a summer delicacy, and some Phoenix-area residents are getting ready to pick them off trees in their yards. But for Reagan Wytsalucy, this fruit has a much deeper meaning.
May. 10, 2022
Why U.S. immigration cases are piling up, and why judges cant speak about them
The court system in the U.S. faces a backlog of immigration-related cases that is estimated to be at least 1.6 million. The backlog also isn’t helped by a shortage of immigration judges and ties to the Department of Justice.
May. 10, 2022

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